National Library of Korea

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National Library of Korea
국립중앙도서관
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Established1945(74 years ago) (1945)
LocationBanpo-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Branches2
Collection
Size10,300,000
Legal deposit Library Act, art. 20
Access and use
Circulationlibrary does not publicly circulate
Population servedall citizen (age over 16)
Other information
DirectorLim Wonsun, Chief Executive
Website www.nl.go.kr
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gungnip Jungang Doseogwan
McCune–Reischauer Kungnip Chung'ang Tosŏgwan

The National Library of Korea is located in Seoul, South Korea and was established in 1945. It houses over 10 million volumes, including over 1,134,000 foreign books and some of the National Treasures of South Korea.

Seoul Special City in Seoul Capital Area, South Korea

Seoul, officially the Seoul Special City, is the capital and largest metropolis of South Korea. With surrounding Incheon metropolis and Gyeonggi province, Seoul forms the heart of the Seoul Capital Area.

South Korea Republic in East Asia

South Korea, is a country in East Asia, constituting the southern part of the Korean Peninsula and sharing a land border with North Korea. The name Korea is derived from Goguryeo which was one of the great powers in East Asia during its time, ruling most of the Korean Peninsula, Manchuria, parts of the Russian Far East and Inner Mongolia under Gwanggaeto the Great. Its capital, Seoul, is a major global city and half of South Korea's over 51 million people live in the Seoul Capital Area, the fourth largest metropolitan economy in the world.

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It was relocated within Seoul, from Sogong-dong, Jung-gu to Namsan-dong in 1974, and again to the present location at Banpo-dong, Seocho-gu, in 1988. It was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry of Culture in 1991.

Sogong-dong Place in South Korea

Sogong-dong is a dong, neighbourhood of Jung-gu in Seoul, South Korea.

Namsan-dong is a legal dong, or neighbourhood of the Jung-gu district in Seoul, South Korea and governed by its administrative dong, Myeong-dong.

Banpo-dong Place in South Korea

Banpo-dong is a dong, neighborhood of Seocho-gu in Seoul, South Korea. Banpo-dong is divided into 5 different dong which are Banpobon-dong, Banpo 1-dong, 2-dong, 3-dong and 4-dong.

Public transport connection

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Exterior of National Library of Korea

The library is served by Seoul Subway Lines 3, 7 and 9 which all connect at Express Bus terminal Station.

Seoul Subway Line 3 subway line

Seoul Subway Line 3 of the Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a rapid transit and commuter rail service that connects Goyang, northwestern Seoul to the city center, Gangnam and southeastern Seoul.

Seoul Subway Line 7 railway line in South Korea

Seoul Subway Line 7 of the Seoul Metro was built 1990–96 and was completed August 1, 2000 ; the western section between Sinpung and Onsu was put into service on February 29, 2000. This north-south line does not run through the city centre but links Gangnam directly to the northern parts of town.

Seoul Subway Line 9 subway line in Seoul

Seoul Subway Line 9, operated by Seoul Metro Line9 Corporation, is a subway line in Seoul. The line runs east from Gaehwa Station or Gimpo Airport Station along the south bank of the Han River towards VHS Medical Center in Gangnam.

See also

National Digital Library of Korea

The National Digital Library of Korea is located on Banpo-ro in Seocho-gu, Seoul. It is also known as a "dibrary", a Konglish word combining "digital" and "library." It was opened in May 2009 after seven years of construction starting in 2002. The budget for the library was 115,200,000,000 Won, which is roughly 102 million USD. The size of the library is 38,013.39 square meters, containing 5 underground floors and 3 ground floors. These floors included space for the collection and user services of digital resources, offices, books, and parking lots. Facilities allow access to over 800 libraries and other institutions around the world, including from the U.S. Library of Congress, and a total of more than 264 million pieces of content. The TV studio and user-created content (UCC) studio contain camcorders and lighting facilities, allowing users to produce, edit and display their own UCC sounds and images. Access is available to foreigners.

The National Library for Children and Young Adults is national library for children and adolescents located in Seoul, South Korea. This library opened at the National Library Thesis Center in 2006.

The Information Center on North Korea is an institution under the Ministry of Unification devoted to collect and study North Korea-related materials in South Korea. The center, located on the fifth floor of the National Library of Korea in Seoul, has a vast collection of over 100,000 North Korean publications and videos, including every edition of the Rodong Sinmun and the complete works of Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il. Besides political propaganda, its collection also includes children's books, textbooks and daily artifacts. The center obtained these materials through the official liaison with Pyongyang or purchasing them from Russia and China. It is an important hub for North Korea study for researchers in and outside Korea.

Coordinates: 37°29′51.14″N127°0′11.74″E / 37.4975389°N 127.0032611°E / 37.4975389; 127.0032611

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